Lovelock Cave Decoys
In 1924, a prehistoric limestone cave was excavated in Northern Nevada which uncovered a bundle of eleven Canvasback Duck decoys made of tule reeds. They have been carbon dated at over 2,000 years old. This painting depicts the decoys as they were found. Behind them is the Humboldt Mountain Range and the limestone outcropping that contains the Lovelock Cave. Original painting in collection of Favell Museum, Klamath Falls, Oregon. s/n ltd. ed. of 600 prints, low inventory. $100.
This prehistoric site, called "White House" is located in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. Abandoned by Basketmaker I, II and III, ancient Pueblo Indians later built the stone dwelling in this giant cliff shelter. Original painting commissioned, private collection.
The Basketmaker culture was the first to occupy this cave along the San Juan River tributary in Canyon Del Muerto, Arizona. The Pueblo Indians later built these 3-story cliff dwellings. In the foreground is shown a prehistoric water bottle. Original painting commissioned, private collection.
Before the Bow
The atlatl or throwing stick pre-dated the bow. This specimen with pouch of dart points was unearthed in 1960-61 from a tufa shaft cave (the formation in middle of the picture) and dated at 8,000+ years. Winnemucca Dry Lake, Nevada. Original Commissioned, private collection.